Sandra Solomon, an ex-Muslim human rights activist, accompanied with women representing Suffragette, arrived on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Toronto Police Service Headquarters to deliver a letter to Police Chief Mark Saunders, urging him “to reconsider Musleh Khan’s appointment to the Chaplain for the Toronto Police Force.”
Solomon said that Musleh Khan’s views on women “do not correspond with the Canadian values”. She mentioned in this regard some of Khan’s statements in recent years:
“The wife should make herself available to her husband… She should not withhold this right from her husband without a valid excuse, e.g. sickness, obligatory fasting etc. If she refuses without a valid reason then she has committed a major sin… Even some scholars went as far as saying that even if it doesn’t feel right, or you’re just not in that emotional relationship you know it’s not the right manner, you’re not feeling that at that particular time, still try to make it happen, still try to force yourself even if you have to do that… She should take care to seek permission from her husband before going out of the home.”
“What is the real age to get married if it’s so different everywhere you go? The answer it’s our prophet [Mohammad] peace and blessings be upon [who ruled] at the age of puberty… Guess how many 9 year old in the world have been have been married. Less than one percent… if the prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, did it, you have to believe that it was permissible. It’s permitted in our Sharia [Islamic Law] but it has its time and place. That’s what I to tell non Muslims… It has its time and place.”
“This [sex-ed] curriculum almost felt like it was an adult only book… Right now, I am rethinking my position with the permissibility of sending our children to public schools, because it’s becoming social suicide. I rethinking whether it is forbidden to send your children to public schools.”
“The deafening silence of [Justin] Trudeau, [Kathleen] Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ontario Human Rights Commission, women’s groups and now also you [Chief Saunders] normalizes these radical misogynistic views,” Solomon’s letter reads. She vowed to keep protesting till Musleh Khan is removed from office. The protesters repeatedly chanted “Muslih Khan must go” and emphasized that he cannot serve as a role model for Canadians.